Installation / Composer / Install with Composer
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Since Bolt 3.0 production installs are based around Composer installation methodology, by default. Even if you install from a distribution archive file, you are basically getting a pre-prepared Composer install.
If you don't have Composer installed on your system already, it can be obtained from the Composer project website, or by running the following command:
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
Tip: The Bolt documentation assumes that you
composer. If not, you
php composer.phar wherever composer is used in command
Choosing an install type¶
Depending on your needs, there are two different approaches: